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SUMMER 2024 READING PROGRAM REGISTRATION - Opens Monday, June 24, at 9 am
 
 
Roseland residents entering grades preK through 12 can sign up for Summer Reading 2024 - registration officially opens on Monday, June 24, at 9 am. Register at the circulation desk and receive your summer reading activity packet and goody bag.
 
 
 

 

CHILDREN'S EXHIBIT: RAMSEY'S ART - Monday, June 24, through end of August

 

      

Kids, get inspired! Enjoy a colorful exhibit of amazing artwork by 8-year-old Ramsey Pheradze all summer long in our community room. 
Ramsey's passion for art began in kindergarten, when he painted a Picasso-style portrait, and took off from there. His favorite media are oil, pastels, and acrylic. His painting tools range from brushes to his fingers to anything in between. He loves reading art books and gets inspiration from works by Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Paul Klee, and others.
"When I see that my family and friends love my paintings, it makes me happy, honored, and motivated," the young artist says. "I am planning to work hard and participate in lots of fine art events in the future."

 


 

SUMMER READING KICKOFF EVENT: SCIENCE HEROES - Tuesday, June 25, at 2 pm

 
Enjoy an engaging mix of storytelling and special effects powered by science as we kick off our 2024 Summer Reading Program! Presented by Talewise Science Heroes in the library community room. No RSVP needed.
 

 

Weekly story times will take place on Tuesday mornings, followed by weekly pre-K crafts on Wednesday mornings, both at 10:30 am in our Community Room. Reservations will be required for Wednesday crafts but not for Tuesday story times.

STORY TIME - Tuesdays at 10:30 am 

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Children and their caregivers can enjoy stories on Tuesday mornings in our spacious community room. Themes vary every week. Registration is not required for our regular story time. Upcoming themes:

JUNE 11 &18 - NO STORY TIME - Working on preparing an exciting lineup of summer stories, crafts, and other fun activities!
JUNE 25 - LIBRARY TALES
JULY 2 - "RED, WHITE & BLUE" - FOURTH OF JULY STORIES & COLORING
JULY 9 - "WAY BACK WEEK" - MS. EFFIE'S FAVORITE CHILDHOOD STORIES
JULY 16 - MUSICAL STORYTIME - AFRICAN DRUMMING CIRCLE WITH SOUND STAGE MUSIC
JULY 23 - "XMAS IN JULY" - HOLIDAY STORIES
JULY 30 - "BUG OUT WEEK" - INSECT TALES
AUGUST 6 - "THE GREAT OUTDOORS" - CAMPING TALES
AUGUST 13-SEPTEMBER 3 - NO STORY TIME - Working on our fall programs!
SEPTEMBER 10 - BACK TO SCHOOL STORIES

 


 

CRAFTY WEDNESDAYS: TODDLER/PRE-K CRAFTS - Wednesdays at 10:30 am

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Enjoy a different age-appropriate craft every Wednesday in our spacious community room following the theme of the previous day's story time! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to ensure that there are enough craft materials for each child:

JUNE 12 & 19 -  NO CRAFTY WEDNESDAY - Working on preparing an exciting lineup of summer stories, crafts, and other fun activities!
JUNE 26 -
  "LIBRARY MAGIC" POP-UP BOOK
JULY 3 - NO CRAFTY WEDNESDAY - HAPPY 4TH!
JULY 10 - "WAY BACK WEEK" - RETRO RAGGEDY ANN CRAFT

JULY 17 - "AFRICA WEEK" - FANCY ELEPHANTS
JULY 24 - "XMAS IN JULY" - HOLIDAY CRAFTS
JULY 31 - "BUG OUT WEEK" - BUG-THEMED CRAFT
AUGUST 7 - CAMPING-THEMED CRAFT

AUGUST 14-SEPTEMBER 2 - NO CRAFTY WEDNESDAY - Working on our fall programs!
SEPTEMBER 11 - CHARACTER SCHOOL BUS

 


 

SUMMER READING BUDDIES - Wednesdays, June 26, July 10 & 24, August 7, 11:30 am-12:00 pm
 
Students entering grades 1-3 in September, practice your reading over the summer here at the library! Reserve a 15-minute time slot on Wednesdays, June 26, July 10 & 24, and/or August 7 between 11:30 am and noon to read to a teen volunteer or a library staff member. Also open to non-Roseland residents. To register, please call the circ desk at 973-226-8636.
 

 

SPANISH STORY TIME - Thursday, June 27, at 10:30 am

         
 

Enjoy listening to stories in Spanish and then work on a related craft. Please pre-register so that there will be enough craft materials for each child.

JUNE 27 - "EN LA LIBRERIA" - LIBRARY STORIES & CRAFTRSVP
JULY 11 - BUENAS NOCHES, OSITO & TEDDY BEAR CRAFT - RSVP
JULY 25 - "FELIZ NAVIDAD" CHRISTMAS IN JULY & HOLIDAY CRAFT RSVP
AUGUST 8 - SENORITA MARIPOSA & MONARCH BUTTERFLY CRAFT - RSVP

SEPTEMBER 12 - VAMOS A LA ESCUELA - "LET'S GO TO SCHOOL" STORY & CRAFT - RSVP

 


 

WEEKLY CHILDREN'S FAMILY MOVIES, Thursdays, June 27-August 8, at 11:30 am




Visit our air-conditioned community room on Thursdays and enjoy a lineup of favorite family movies!
No RSVP needed. Guests may bring their own snacks.
JUNE 27 - TROLLS
JULY 11 - THE ORIGINAL WILLIE WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
JULY 18 - MADAGASCAR ESCAPE 2 AFRICA
JULY 25 - THE YEAR WITHOUT SANTA CLAUS
AUGUST 1 - A BUG'S LIFE
AUGUST 8 - RACE FOR YOUR LIFE, CHARLIE BROWN
 


SUMMER CRAFTERNOON - Thursday, June 27, at 4 pm

Craft all summer long at the library! Join us for a variety of projects.

 FOR CHILDREN IN GRADES K THROUGH 6 - PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS

PLEASE NOTE: We understand things happen - if you sign up for a Crafter-School session and are not able to make it, please take a moment to cancel your registration online or call the library so that another child can have the opportunity to participate! 

SUMMER 2024 SCHEDULE:
JUNE 27 - COLORFUL TROLLS
JULY 11 - RETRO GUMBALL MACHINE
JULY 16 - MAKE A MANCALA GAME
JULY 18 - "AFRICAN SUNSET" CANVAS PAINTING
JULY 25 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY- HOLIDAY DECORATIONS
AUGUST 8 - 3D CAMPING SCENE

 



CHESS CLUB FOR ALL AGES - Resumes in July - New dates TBA

All levels welcome! Whether you are a beginner, seasoned player, or just want to learn how to play chess, head over to the library for an hour of chess every other Thursday in our Quiet Room. For children, teens, and adults. 

 

 

 


 

MINECRAFT ADVENTURE DAYS - Wednesdays, July 10 & 17, 3-5 pm

  

TD3 Innovative Gaming returns to the library with Minecraft adventures on two consecutive Wednesdays! Do you think you have what it takes to survive on a deserted island?
Can you build the ultimate, show-stopping water theme park? Find out during these two great gaming events!
JULY 10 - ISLAND SURVIVAL TEST - RSVP
JULY 17 - WATERPARK ADVENTURE - RSVP
 Ideal for students in grades 2-5. Participants may bring their own laptops or tablets. The library has a limited number of Chromebooks available to borrow for this event, if you need one, please email kennedy@roseland.bccls.org to arrange ahead of time.



Hybrid Author Event
VISIT DECAKWOO DRIVE WITH MERCY WATSON & KATE DICAMILLO - Tuesday, July 9, 2-3 pm

For students in preK through grade 2 - tune in from home or watch online at the library: Visit Deckawoo Drive with everyone’s favorite adventure loving pig, Mercy Watson! Newbery Medal winning author Kate DiCamillo will be sharing the stories behind the creation of her early chapter book series, the original Mercy Watson, and the follow up series, Tales from Deckawoo Drive. We will also be celebrating the publication of the final book in the Mercy Watson series! 
RSVP HERE to receive the link to watch from your home or the library. We will have computers/laptops available for streaming the interview at the library.

 



MUSICAL STORY TIME: AFRICAN DRUM CIRCLE - Tuesday, July 16, at 10:30 am

    

We welcome Soundstage Music for a lively and rhythmic African Drum Circle performance, ideal for ages 2-8. No RSVP needed.



MIGHTY MIGRATIONS - Tuesday, July 23, at 2 pm

  

The Essex County Environmental Center will come the library and teach about the natural phenomenon of monarch butterfly migration. Every autumn, these butterflies travel in huge groups to California and Mexico in search of a warm place to spend winter. Event includes a "Build-A-Butterfly" craft as well as valuable information on how to support these important pollinators right here in Essex County. Ideal for ages 5-10. Pre-registration is required - RSVP HERE

 



ZOOPHORIA NJ WILDLIFE SHOW - Tuesday, July 30, at 2 pm

     

Meet a variety of amphibians, reptiles, and insects up close and learn all about them when Zoophoria NJ brings their traveling exhibit to our library! Ideal for ages 4 and up. No RSVP needed.


 

STEM EXPLORATIONS: LEGO MINDSTORMS - Friday, August 2, at 3 pm

Build and code your Lego Mindstorms creations to move and engage in different challenges! For students entering grades 4-6. Limited to 10 participants; pre-registration is required - RSVP HERE

 


 

MUSICAL STORY TIME WITH YOBOO - Tuesday, August 6, at 10:30 am

Move n' groove to "YoBoo Adventure Stories in Motion" during a special musical story time incorporating yoga moves. Ideal for ages 2-8.  No RSVP needed.


LEGO CLUB - Wednesday, September 11, 4:30-5:30 pm

Make your way through our Lego bins and let your imagination run wild! We are taking a break for the summer and resuming in September!
RSVP here: SEPTEMBER 11

OTHER UPCOMING LEGO CLUB DATES:
OCTOBER 9
NOVEMBER 13
DECEMBER 4